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, and inherited the big deficit from president bush. over the next three years president obama cut the deficit. he cut it by $200 billion just from last year to this year. so the deficit isn't growing. it's shrinking by a lot. seriously the folks at investor's business daily calculated that the deficit is falling faster than at any time since the end of the second world war. the deficit is falling so fast it might not be able to fall any faster without sending us back into recession. when president obama started, the deficit equalled 10% of the whole economy and now it equals just 7%. so go ahead, boggle your uncle's mind with this chart. the bars below zero represent years when the deficit grew. these bars above zero represent years when the deficit shrunk. we're here right now in the deficit shrunk portion of the chart. the point of the shrinkingest shrinking on the whole chart back to 1950. when somebody stops inevitably nattering about the fiscal cliff and the skyrocketing deficit, they don't know what they're
obama returning from a post-thanksgiving round of golf, but off the links, the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to hammer out a deal to prevent the so called fiscal cliff. deep spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house last week, congressional leaders struck a rare tone of bipartisanship. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we feel very comfortable with each other. >> reporter: but a major sticking point remains -- taxes. president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. many republicans still oppose that idea. aides have been trying to work out a compromise. >> none of this is pretty. it's actually ridiculous. pretty dysfunctional politics. we've set this crazy trap for ourselves and we're about to inflict a wound on our economy that really doesn't need that. >> reporter: in addition, the fragile cease fire looms large in the middle east. some analysts say this could be an opening for m
who else thought that, president obama. in the lame duck of december, 2010, those were his act words in the rose garden why we need today extend the bush tax cuts. >> alisyn: stick around for a minute because 2016 is right around the corner and is jeb bush really considering a run for president? we're going to-- >> what's so funny? >> and we'll ask in two minutes, stick around. >> imagine in 2016, it's clinton versus bush. will jeb bush run for the republican nomination. >> i think he could give it
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